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SHOE (shod)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shoe mean? 

SHOE (noun)
  The noun SHOE has 4 senses:

1. footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
2. (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
3. U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
4. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

  Familiarity information: SHOE used as a noun is uncommon.


SHOE (verb)
  The verb SHOE has 1 sense:

1. furnish with shoes

  Familiarity information: SHOE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHOE (noun)


Sense 1shoe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shoe" is a kind of...):

footgear; footwear (covering for a person's feet)

Meronyms (parts of "shoe"):

tongue (the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot)

upper (piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot)

toecap (a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it)

toe box (the forward tip of the upper of a shoe or boot that provides space and protection for the toes)

throat (an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep)

spike (sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes)

shoe lace; shoe string; shoelace; shoestring (a lace used for fastening shoes)

saddle (a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe)

outsole (the outer sole of a shoe or boot that is the bottom of the shoe and makes contact with the ground)

collar; shoe collar (the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot)

counter; heel counter (a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot)

heel (the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation)

innersole; insole (the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests)

instep (the part of a shoe or stocking that covers the arch of the foot)

lace; lacing (a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shoe"):

gym shoe; sneaker; tennis shoe (a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole)

Loafer (a low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel)

mocassin; moccasin (soft leather shoe; originally worn by native Americans)

oxford (a low shoe laced over the instep)

pump (a low-cut shoe without fastenings)

running shoe (a light comfortable shoe designed for running)

sabot; wooden shoe (a shoe carved from a single block of wood)

sandal (a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot)

sling; slingback (a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel)

walker (a shoe designed for comfortable walking)

walking shoe (a light comfortable shoe designed for vigorous walking)

wedgie (a shoe with a wedge heel)

ghillie; gillie (a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep)

gaiter (a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides)

anklet (a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle)

baby shoe (a shoe designed to be worn by infants)

balmoral (a sturdy laced walking shoe)

blucher (a high shoe with laces over the tongue)

bowling shoe (a special shoe worn when bowling)

brogan; brogue; clodhopper; work shoe (a thick and heavy shoe)

calceus (a shoe covering the ankle; worn by ancient Romans)

chopine; platform (a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole)

chukka; chukka boot (a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets; often made of suede)

cleats (shoes with leather or metal projections on the soles)

congress boot; congress gaiter; congress shoe (an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides)

fin; flipper (a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater))

wing tip (a shoe having a wing-tip toecap)


Sense 2shoe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shoe" is a kind of...):

case (a portable container for carrying several objects)

Domain category:

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


Sense 3shoe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

horseshoe; shoe

Hypernyms ("shoe" is a kind of...):

plate; scale; shell (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))


Sense 4shoe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

brake shoe; skid; shoe

Hypernyms ("shoe" is a kind of...):

constraint; restraint (a device that retards something's motion)

Meronyms (parts of "shoe"):

brake lining (the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum)

Holonyms ("shoe" is a part of...):

drum brake (hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe)


SHOE (verb)


Sense 1shoe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with shoes

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

the children were well shoed

Hypernyms (to "shoe" is one way to...):

apparel; clothe; dress; enclothe; fit out; garb; garment; habilitate; raiment; tog (provide with clothes or put clothes on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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